On Sunday, “60 Minutes” aired a report on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. Was it on the Copts in Egypt? The destruction of Christian communities in Arab lands? Syrian Christians living in Bashar al-Assad’s slaughterhouse? Oh no. This was about Israel. As host Bob Simon put it, with only about 11,000 Christians left, “Religious leaders are afraid Jerusalem could become a museum, a spiritual theme park, a great place for tourists and pilgrims, but not for the Arab Christians whose roots date back to the church’s very beginnings.
Coptic Christians make up 11 to 15 per cent of Egypt's population and are the largest Christian community in the Middle East. The Zabbaleen, known in Arabic as 'the garbage collectors,' are one of the largest single concentrations o... Read Post
CBS’ 60 Minutes reporter Bob Simons profiled the plight of the rapidly disappearing Palestinian Christian community on Sunday and revealed that Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, attempted to pressure CBS News ab... Read Post